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Windows Server TCP sockets random disconnect: how to reproduce?

We rented 10 Windows servers from a large provider in Europe. They all work as expected. One server suddenly crashed and customer care found that both disks were broken. They replaced disks and also ...
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1answer
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How does a NIC send a hardware interrupt? [closed]

Some context. A few weeks ago, a NIC was replaced on a box without much troubleshooting to find a clear resolution to the problem. A senior administrator got into a small tiff with an entry-level ...
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2answers
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High number of ethernet errors. Tool for testing the ethernet card?

have an Asus Sabertooth X79. I often get corrupted files. I checked the RAM, but memtest finds no errors. To avoid the possibility of disk errors, I tried copying files to tmpfs. If I copy from the ...
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1answer
134 views

Server ethernet bridging, fail-safe [closed]

Is there server hardware available with two ethernet ports, that can turn into a fail-safe bridge when offline? My use example is a server that does filtering and traffic monitoring on an ethernet ...
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2answers
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How to create a separated network to customers only?

I work in a company where we have a network ethernet and wi-fi, we would like to create a network where our customers could access our network but don't have access to our computer network. This ...
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3answers
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How many hardware (PCI-MSI) interrupts can a PC have?

On my workstation I got only two PCI-MSI interrupts in /proc/interrupts: 0: 11726919 0 IO-APIC-edge timer 1: 3 0 IO-APIC-edge i8042 7: 0 0 ...
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1answer
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Best Hardware for Endian Firewall Community Edition

What would be the best hardware solution with 3+ Ethernet ports to install Endian Firewall Community Edition on? I am currently using a Jetaway mini-ITX enclosure with a Jetaway board and am not happy ...
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What could cause a NIC to produce audible noise?

I have a PC that produces audible noise/screeching correlated to network activity. The noise is high-pitched and somewhat difficult to locate, however it seems to be coming from the power supply. It's ...
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Does Wake-on-LAN work with non-integrated ethernet adapters?

Interested in the information presented for this question: http://serverfault.com/questions/5931/turn-on-home-computer-remotely but I'm wondering if I absolutely need to use a motherboard integrated ...